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Best of the web: May 3rd

Newcastle Memorial Walk | lizniland.com

The weather has been mostly grey and I’ve been struck down with the sniffles but this weekend has been delightful. A walk over Newcastle’s new Memorial Walk this morning after a big gym session, the new Avengers on the big screen last night & plenty of delicious food have all helped clear away the clouds of the past week.

I’ve come across some great reads over the last few days; hope you get to check them out.

  • If you’re prone to running yourself into the ground and not looking up until you’re a little further down than you expected, print this list out & stick it by your desk: Everything Is Awful and I’m Not Okay: questions to ask before giving up.
  • Is a visit to the art gallery not exhilarating enough for you? Why not try it sans pants? Adults only nudey art tours are now a thing.
  • Does wanting to be thinner void your membership to the league of feminists? I’d never really considered this but it’s an interesting question:

    …instead of fighting for a world where all bodies are admired, I’m pandering, reshaping my body to make it acceptable to the world around me.

  • What my cat taught me about gender; one man’s thoughtful and entertaining discussion on gender identity after discovering his girl-cat is actually a boy-cat.
  • Whether you’ve lost your magnet, your mojo, or just need to get your groove back, Veronica Varlow has some practical tips to reconnect you with your creative flow.

I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend

x Liz

Pretty proteas | lizniland.com

Photo note: Both taken by me on my trusty iPhone.

Best of the web: April 26

Anzac day sunset | lizniland.com

It has been one hectic week! And yep, I broke my 100 day consecutive posting effort 🙁 But, not to worry, I’m jumping straight back in with a handful of goodness from around the web this week.

Well, bedtime is here: I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend. Here’s to a calmer week for all.

x Liz

Photo note: Image of Anzac Day’s sunset, snapped on my trusty iPhone.

Best of the web: April 19th

Melted Spongebob Icecream | lizniland.com

Happy Sunday! I hope yours has been as chilled out or as productive as you hoped it would be.

Hope you make the most of your Sunday evening. I’m off to have a catch up dinner with my mum & granny 🙂


x Liz

Photo note: Image from Michael Massaia’s series Transmogrify

Best of the web: April 12th

Sunday links | April 12th | lizniland.com

Sorry to start this week’s link round up on a sad note but I can’t stop thinking about the awful case of Stephanie Scott; the 26-year old female teacher murdered by her 24-year-old male colleague less than a week out from her wedding. My thoughts are with her fiance, her family and everyone in her country-NSW community. It’s incredible how the death of someone you don’t know can have such an impact on you.

I’ve been feeling the urge to get out and explore of late but it’s hard to find enough time/money/insert-other-excuse to actually make it happen. For this reason, I love the concept of the microadventure Sarah Wilson posted about. Why not just get on the train or jump in the car & explore a new town for the day? Just go!

Supermodel Karlie Kloss has set up a scholarship to encourage young girls to learn to code, just like she did. How brilliant! So brilliant in fact, I won’t pass judgement on the associated Kardashian-esque hashtag, #KodeWithKarlie.

6 slightly oddball, totally awesome, ways to display fresh flowers” Nuff said, really.

I’ve missed reading super cool blog Shutterbean for a couple of weeks and now I’ve got a whole stack of recipes to try out – it’s like the Easter bunny has come again! I’ve got my eye on Chorizo Potato Hash, Spicy Coconut Noodles, Sambal Chicken Skewers and Jalapeno Ginger Lime Spritzers.

Design For Mankind wrote such a sweet piece about motherhood and muffins. It’s also a lesson in how to do a really great sponsored post without feeling the slightest bit icky about it.

Dear Joy The Baker, I love you and your creative baking brain: Peanut Butter Bacon and Dark Chocolate Cookies. I can’t even.

Bri’s cool Dress Your Tech feature has illustrated nudey ladies this week. They’re super fun but probs not suitable for your work PC!

Here’s a great piece all about Grace Bonney, the genius behind Design*Sponge.

Working online has been one big practice in getting used to not caring so much about what everybody thinks. That has always been difficult for me because, since I was a little girl, I’ve caredway too much about what other people have thought about me.

Now, if your #cleaneating self is hating on me for this talk of chocolate bacon cookies and jalapeno cocktails, check this article out: How to make clean eating a bit less boring. Note: they don’t suggest adding bacon & rolling in sugar, FYI.

Hope you’ve had a superb weekend.

x Liz

Photo note: Image from Death to the stock photo